Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
7411Longest snake - ever (captivity)MedusaUnited States, Kansas City12 October 2011The longest snake - ever (captivity) is Medusa, a reticulated python (python reticulatus), and is owned by Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. When measured on 12 October 2011, she was found to be 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long. Medusa also holds the current 'Longest Snake - Living (captivity)' title.In Kansas City, Missouri, USA, those who look directly at Medusa may not do that – but they certainly come to a stone cold stop.That’s because the Medusa you find at the city’s Full Moon Productions isn’t some mythological figure of yore. It’s the longest snake ever in captivity.Medusa, a reticulated python, clocked in at 7.67 meters (25 feet, 2 inches) long in its official world record measurement, on October 12, 2011.Reticulated pythons – named as such because of the grid-like pattern of its skin – are on average the world’s longest snakes, but adults normally grow an average of between 3-6 m (or, 10-20 ft).But there is nothing normal about Medusa.The 10-year-old snake required 15 men to hold her at full length in order for her record measurement to be taken, and her diet consists of a combination of rabbits, hogs, and deer served biweekly. She’s been known to eat a whole, 18-kg (40-lb) deer in one sitting. Medusa herself weighs 158.8 kg (350 lbs).Reticulated pythons primarily populate southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Philippines and are also known as great swimmers. In 1912, a specimen shot in Sulawesi measured a jaw-dropping 10 m (32 ft 10 in). However, unlike Medusa, the unnamed animal was never kept alive in captivity.Medusa is currently housed at “The Edge of Hell Haunted House” in Kansas City. Her handlers say she can actually tell when it’s “showtime” for patrons, as she will go into what they call performance mode. During this time, Medusa will stay completely still for those passing by to get a full glimpse of her in her record-stretching glory.For those passing through the American Midwest, Medusa is surely a showstopping addition to any itinerary. A helpful hint: she is known to purr like a cat when she’s happy and hiss when she’s angry. Considering the size of this incredible creature, we recommend slithering away yourself if the purring ever stops.The previous record holder was reticulated python (Python reticulatus) Fluffy. When measured on 30 September 2009, she was found to be over 7.3 m (24 ft) long.Fluffy sadly died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Powell, Ohio, USA, on 26 Oct 2010 due to an apparent tumor. She was 18 years old and still 24 foot long. Check out a video of Fluffy below.video
7412Longest career as an entertainment news hostMary HartUnited States, New YorkMary Hart (USA) has had an anchor career at CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight since 19 September 1982 and continued until 20 May 2011, a total of 28 years 243 days.Guinness World Records classifies the genre of an entertainment television show as “shows which encompass a primary focus on breaking and exclusive news stories in music, television, film and interviews with high profile talents and celebrities.”The ET format of the show was syndicated internationally, but still serves as the pioneer of the genre.
7413Longest continuous moonwalk (dance)Michael Frank2/30/50 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Germany, Eppingen,,Eppingen Fitness Studio30 January 2011The longest continuous moonwalk lasted for 2 hours 30 minutes 50 seconds and was achieved by Michael Frank (Germany) in Eppingen, Germany, on 30 Janurary 2011. Michael is a professional dance instructor and a national dance champion in Germany. He continuously performed Michael Jackson's iconic "moonwalk" dance move without pausing or taking a rest/bathroom break. At the end of the attempt he stated he could not feel the soles of his feet, but feeling was quickly regained.
7414Largest desert (cold)Antarctica50 millimetre(s)Antarctica, 01 January 2011A “desert” is simply an area that has no or very little rainfall. By this definition, the largest desert is Antarctica (14 million km² 5.4 million miles²), with about 50 mm (2 in) of precipitation per year.The Sahara in north Africa covers 9.1 million km² (3.5 million miles²) and is the largest hot desert, and the largest desert excluding polar regions.
7415First athlete to set three sprinting world records at a single Olympic GamesUsain BoltfirstChina, Beijing01 January 2008At the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China, Usain Bolt (Jamaica) achieved world-beating times in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay, becoming the first Olympian to do so in the history of the Games. Bolt won the 100 m in 9.69 seconds, the 200 m in 19.30 seconds and the relay in 37.10 seconds, the latter alongside team-mates Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater.
7416Largest gathering of mammalsFruit bat (Eidolon helvum)Zambia, Kasanka01 January 2011Each October, between 5 and 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolonhelvum) converge from all over Africa on Kasanka in Zambia for a six-week binge on ripened mangoes.
7417Largest animal migration by numbersZooplanktonNot Applicable01 January 2011Each night, billions of tiny zooplankton make a return from the depths of the sea to the surface to feed on microscopic phytoplankton in the largest animal migration in terms of numbers.
7418Longest symphonyHavergal BrianUnited Kingdom01 January 1927The Symphony No. 2 (the Gothic, or No. 1), composed in 1919-27 by Havergal Brian (1876-1972) lasted 1 hr 39 min in a recording broadcast by the BBC in 1954.
7419Most medals won at the Summer Paralympics - CountryUSAItaly, Query01 January 2008Since the first Summer Paralympics, held in Rome, Italy, in 1960, the most medals won by a country is 1,870, by the USA.
7420Most gold medals won at the Summer Paralympics (country)United StatesNot Applicable01 January 2012The country that has won the most gold medals at the Summer Paralympic Games since it began in 1960 is the USA, with a total of 731.
7421Oldest rabbit everFlopsyAustraliaThe oldest rabbit ever was a wild rabbit named Flopsy, who was caught on the 6 August 1964, and died 18 years and 10.75 months later at the home of L.B. Walker of Longford, Tasmania, Australia.
7422Most children fathered by a US presidentJohn Tyler15 peopleUnited StatesDemocrat John Tyler was the 10th president of the USA, from 1841 to 1845. He was married twice and fathered 15 children, the highest number by any US president.
7423Fastest swim long course 200 metres breaststroke (male)Akihiro Yamaguchi2/07.01 minute(s), second(s)Japan, Gifu15 September 2012The fastest long course 200 metres breaststroke swim by a male athlete is 2:07.01 by Akihiro Yamaguchi (Japan) in Gifu, Japan, on 15 September 2012.
7424Fastest swim short course 200 metres butterfly (male)Chad Le Clos1/48.56 minute(s), second(s)Singapore, Singapore04 November 2013The fastest short course 200 metres butterfly swim by a male athlete is 1:48.56 and was achieved by Chad Le Clos (South Africa) in Singapore, Singapore, on 4 November 2013.
7425Fastest swim short course 100 metres breaststroke (female)Rúta Meilutyté1/02.36 minute(s), second(s)Russia, Moscow12 October 2013The fastest short course 100 metres breaststroke swim by a female athlete is 1:02.36 and was achieved by Rúta Meilutyté (Lithuania) in Moscow, Russia, on 12 October 2013.
7426Fastest swim long course 200 metres breaststroke (female)Rikke Moeller-Pedersen2/19.11 minute(s), second(s)Spain, Barcelona01 August 2013The fastest long course 200 metres breaststroke swim by a female athlete is 2:19.11 by Rikke Moeller-Pedersen (Denmark) in Barcelona, Spain, on 1 August 2013.
7427Most couples kissing simultaneouslyMB Produções13577 peopleBrazil, São PauloThe most people kissing simultaneously is 13,577 pairs and was achieved by MB Produções (Brazil) during Carnafacul 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil on 17 May 2014.
7428Highest-earning Super Smash Bros. Melee playerKen HoangNot Applicable04 August 2014“SephirothKen”, aka Ken Hoang (USA), has earned a total of $28,625 (£17,000) from playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, according to esportsearnings.com.He won his first tournament in 2003 and in total has been champion in 27 competitions. Melee was first introduced to the Major League Gaming line-up in 2004 and ran until 2006. It appeared at Evo in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014.
7429Largest scavenger huntGoogle Fiber Provo , Provo City , Downtown Provo Inc. , CotopaxiparticipantsUnited States, Provo, Utah13 September 2014The largest scavenger hunt consisted of 2,079 participants, and was organised by Google Fiber Provo, Provo City, Downtown Provo Inc. and Cotopaxi (all USA), for the “Passport to Provo” event in Provo, Utah, USA, on 13 September 2014.
7430Greatest mass hot air balloon ascentLorraine Mondial Air BallonsFrance31 July 2013The greatest mass ascent of hot air balloons consists of 408 balloons and was achieved by Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons (France) in Lorraine, France, on 31 July 2013.
7431Largest pair of googly eyesSteve SchnierCanada, Thornhill,,Thornhill, Ontario, Canada12 June 2014The largest pair of googly eyes are 62 cm (24.41 in) in diameter, achieved by Steve Schnier (Canada) as measured at the Garnet A. Williams Community Centre, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, on 12 June 2014.
7432Longest line of fruits
7433Most basketball three point shots scored on NBA 2K9 in one minuteTaylor GerenUnited States, Fredericksburg23 June 2015The most basketball three point shots made in one minute on NBA 2K9 is 28 and was achieved by Tristen Geren (USA), in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA, on 23 June 2015. This record was broken on the Guinness World Record Challengers site (Challengers' tag: tristeng): http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/challenges/415-most-basketball-three-point-shots-scored-on-nba-2k9-in-one-minute/attempts/6805
7434Longest stringed instrumentThe Event Company Staging Connections PTE LtdSingapore, Singapore25 October 2014The longest stringed instrument is the 'Earth Harp', at a length of 291.71 m (957 ft 0.6 in), achieved by inventor William Close and The Event Company Staging Connections PTE Ltd (Singapore) as measured in Singapore, on 25 October 2014.The harp is played by rubbing resin-covered gloves upon its strings.
7435Highest combined age of three generations to run a marathonSuguru Nakatake, Yasuko Nakatake, Shigetsugu Anan173/163 year(s), day(s)Japan, Tokyo22 February 2015The highest combined age of three generations to run a marathon is 173 years 163 days and was achieved by Shigetsugu Anan, aged 90 years 51 days, Yasuko Nakatake, aged 54 years 192 days and Suguru Nakatake, aged 28 years 285 days (all Japan) at the Tokyo Marathon 2015, in Tokyo, Japan, on 22 February 2015.Shigetsugu Anan (b. 2 Jan 1925), the grandfather, finished the marathon in 6 hr 42 min 28 sec. Yasuko Nakatake (b. 14 Aug 1960), his daughter, finished in 6 hr 42 min 28 sec as well. Suguru Nakatake(b. 13 May 1986), Shigetsugu's grandson and Yasuko's son, finished in 6 hr 42 min 26 sec.
7436Longest journey kite surfing (team)Kite The Reef1184.86 kilometre(s)Australia, TBC10 August 2015The longest journey kite surfing by a team is 1184.86 km (736 miles, 639.36 nautical miles) and was achieved by team Kite The Reef: Phil Barton (UK), Nicolas Cole (Australia), Richard Hatherall (Australia), Nick Levi (Bulgaria), Jesse Richman (USA), Jason Rogers (UK),and Jessica Syne (Australia). The team surfed over the Great Barrier Reef from Vlasoff Cay to Cape York, Australia, on 13 - 21 August 2015.Kite The Reef was undertaken to raise funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
7437Largest vertical maze - permanentAl Rostamani GroupUnited Arab Emirates, Shiekh Zayed Road01 January 2012The largest vertical maze is situated on the front facade of Al Rostamani Maze Tower and has a surface area of 3,947.22 m² (42,487.35 ft²). The building was completed in January 2012, in Dubai, UAE.
7438Most expensive cinema admission pricejapan22 US dollar(s)Japan, 01 January 2013The most expensive admission prices in the world are in Japan, where the average price of a cinema ticket in 2013 is the equivalent of $22.
7439First female WWE Superstar Challenge winnerAJ Lee (birth name April Jeanette Mendez)United States, Miami30 March 2012The first female winner of the annual WWE Superstar Challenge is AJ Lee (born April Jeanette Mendez), achieved by defeating Mark Henry in the final match of a 16-person knockout tournament, on 30 March 2012, in Miami, Florida, USA.
7440Most videogames headlined by a designerSid MeierUnited States29 April 2014The videogame designer whose name has been featured in the title of the most games is Sid Meier, who has had star billing in 21 games and 56 total releases between 1987 and April 2014.

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